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Bryant, William Cullen

Bryant, William Cullen (1794-1878), American poet and journalist, born at Cummington in Massachusetts. He was trained for the bar, but soon abandoned it for literature, and especially journalism. In 1825 he edited the New York Review, and afterwards became assistant-editor, and in 1829 editor-in-chief of the Evening Post. He took a considerable part in the controversy upon the slavery question, being upon the anti-slavery side. His poems have had much success in America, though they cannot be said to have made much way in England.